Monday, February 20, 2006

February Emmerson

Emmerson is having a fun month. She took her first steps! We were at a party, all eyes were on Emmerson, when all of a sudden she stood up and toddled right over to me. She is a little showboat, so it's no surprise that she decided on that moment to reach such a big milestone. She has also learned how to clap, although to her, clapping is slapping her right fist with her open left hand. She is very pleased to clap for anything from a good meal to a bouncy song on the radio. She also pretends to wash herself in the tub by touching the soap and then rubbing her belly. She is a delight, a true joy, and we look forward to celebrating her first birthday next week!


Still Clapping

I love to clap

Denim and leopard print outfit from Nana and Aunt Ardis

Splashing in my bath

Doing a little light reading


Hanging out in my bath

Oooh I love my bath!

Sunday, February 05, 2006


We recently took a trip to Lombok, the island directly east of Bali. Lombok is actually on the opposite side of the Wallace Line from Bali, which is interesting considering how close they are to one another. The Wallace Line marks the boundary between the Asian and Australian flora/fauna types. Lombok falls on the Australian/dry side, while Bali falls on the Asian/tropical side. We stayed at the Novotel, which was designed to look like a traditional Sasak village. We also took a tour of a Sasak village, saw some beautiful scenery, and really enjoyed the beach and pool!

Also, here is the Shutterfly link to the photos in these most recent postings: Lombok 2006

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

Lilypie 4th Birthday Ticker